This is an item whose looks change with the position of the light and whether it’s in color or black and white. I chose monochrome because it looked more dramatic. The interesting thing is I had walked by this scene for at least three weeks and thought there might be something there to create, but just never got the right angle or the light I wanted. Today, it just screamed, “Take my picture,” as I walked by. I stopped and obliged. Then I lingered as the light changed. That moment of pausing led to moving the items around until I came up with this image.
It reminds me of an extreme close up of a record album whose grooves had been warped by the heat. I doubt the folks who manufactured and packaged these rolls of weatherstripping saw them as objects of art, but I did…though it took me a while. I encourage you to keep looking for beauty in the small things. The discovery is more than worth the effort.